AUSTIN — Just days after Texas Basketball landed its first verbal pledge for the Class of 2018, No. 2 dropped this evening.
Cibolo Steele 4-star small forward/wing Gerald Liddell committed to Shaka Smart and the Longhorns over offers from Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, Cal, and SMU.
With several top basketball talents in the Austin area this cycle, Shaka Smart saw no need to travel outside Austin to address his need on the wing.
2018 Westlake F Brock Cunningham committed to Texas today over offers from Oklahoma, Gonzaga and Missouri among others.
With players putting on the pads today, football has officially began. We’ve got practice reports, depth chart movement, team info, and loads of hoops recruiting. With 100-degree temperatures, come inside the air-conditioned Humidor on this Friday.
The dog days of summer means it’s hot, humid, and camp season. Today, the dead period begins which means no unofficial visits, face-to-face contact, and only the player can text/call the coach. We wrap up an eventful weekend with Moore pledging his undying love for all things Texas, Watkins and UT mutually parting ways, and the Pylon 7-on-7 Championships in D/FW. We also talk to one of the top HS basketball players in the nation after his visit to Austin. It’s Scoop day.
Team returning, new players arriving, grad transfer news, recruiting info, and Shaka’s 2017 class may not be finished. Enjoy our Memorial Day Humidor.
Since Texas head coach Shaka Smart was selected to be the head coach of the USA Basketball U18 national team last April, one third of the players he coached on that team have decided to become Longhorns.
In back-to-back years, Texas has gone toe-to-toe with national blueboods to gain the commitment of a top rated big man. In back-to-back years, they have come out on top.
Consensus five-star 2018 F/C Mohamed Bamba committed to Texas today over offers from Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan among others
While the 2018 class is coming together quite nicely, let’s take an early look at the 2019 Texas targets and the relationships being built. While there are roughly 12-14 spots left in 2018, the 2019 class could and should be Herman’s biggest class in Austin to this point.
Here’s who they love, like, and will further evaluate. Also, some potentially huge hoops recruiting news. It’s a two-Scoop kind of week.
It’s a normal thing that, after the two April Evaluation Periods, Texas will have identified some players who they think can help them and a bevy of sophomore/junior offers will get handed out.
This year, obviously, has been no different.
This week’s Scoop is full of quotes, notes, Texas trending, and a revolution. Find a comfy chair, sit back, and digest recruiting goodness at its finest. It’s Monday, y’all.